22 Jul '16, 4pm

Get a load of the new, ATmega328P-based @SparkFun OpenScale!

Get a load of the new, ATmega328P-based @SparkFun OpenScale!

Description: The SparkFun OpenScale is a simple-to-use, open source solution for measuring weight and temperature. It has the ability to read multiple types of load cells and offers a simple-to-use serial menu to configure calibration value, sample rate, time stamp and units of precision. Simply attach a four-wire or five-wire load cell of any capacity, plug the OpenScale into a USB port, open a terminal window at 9,600bps, and you’ll immediately see mass readings. The SparkFun OpenScale will enable you to turn a load cell or four load sensors in a Wheatstone bridge configuration into the DIY weigh scale for your application. The OpenScale was designed for projects and applications where the load was static (like the beehive in front of SparkFun HQ) or where constant readings are needed without user intervention (for example, on a conveyor belt system). A load cell with an...

Full article: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13261


2017 Nissan Leaf Could Get 140-Mile Range

hybridcars.com 22 Jul '16, 8pm

Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come N...